Where they lived, there was very little humidity.
Last summer, my sister and I ran a marathon, and it was nearly 100 degrees. Every 500 years, they had a station where you could grab water or gatorade to keep you hydrating. I was laughing after the race ended. I told my sister that instead of a lot of water that made me want to stop and pee, they could have handed out a personal air conditioning unit. This got us thinking about those hats and scarfs that were supposed to lower your temperature and work like a personal air conditioning. For what we paid to enter the race, there was no reason they couldn’t do that for the competitors. We knew they were donating all the proceeds to charity, but they put a lot of money into the water and other drinks they offered. I was sure they could have grabbed a hat, scarf, or small portable fan that had water in it, to work as personal air conditioning units. When I mentioned the fan that sprayed water, my sister was on a memory trip. She asked if I remembered the swamp cooler our grandparents had in their house. It was always cool, but it was never humid. Where they lived, there was very little humidity. Without the water in the air, it would have felt even warmer. We laughed awhile, and then we went back to talking about portable, personal air conditioning. I’m not sure anyone else thought like we did, but we could always petition for portable, personal air conditioning next year. Maybe they’ll ask for payment for the portable, personal air conditioning, but it will be worth it.